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Title: Had to Post
Post by: vertigo2u on January 19, 2013, 11:37 PM
Had to let the dog out's about 2:30 a.m. Michigan time.   Been windy past week and no flying.  Wind right now 53mph... Everything is blowing outside... Just checked wind meter on line... Crazy guess my new Ul stays in the bag... and no toy helicopter flying either...Vertigo out !!!!  The Temp. is 46 degree's F ...  They say in the next 12 hrs temp will drop to 20 degree's  .... I need to fly ,,, :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: Had to Post
Post by: rwbford on January 20, 2013, 01:03 AM
Was so hard not to take my micron out at 2am... I havent flown since october due to a torn ligament in my ankle. Cast came off a few weeks ago and phys therapy has me confident enough to wander around a field again.

Only thing stopping me was i think all the crazy micron buzzing would get the fire department called, because someone thought a power line was down.  :D

Title: Re: Had to Post
Post by: trigger on January 20, 2013, 05:00 AM
I got out to fly yesterday after work when it was 45 degrees and 15 mph. The jazz got to fly a bit and in the lower wind the zephyr flew.  the winds were very stormy and irregular.  We went to mishawaka last night and the street lights were horizontal!!!  this morning 15 degrees with lake effect snow warnings.

First rule of KiteClub:
  no flying when the Wind speed is higher than the Temperature!

example:  46degrees/50mph wind= no flying
                8degrees/10mph wind= no flying

Title: Re: Had to Post
Post by: Tmadz on January 20, 2013, 06:03 AM
Where's your sense of adventure? This is when you get the power kites out! Extra layers for warmth mean extra padding for dragging.

Title: Re: Had to Post
Post by: white wing lover on January 20, 2013, 11:22 AM

                8degrees/10mph wind= no flying

Wimpy, Wimpy, Wimpy...  :D ;D :D

That's what winter clothing is for...

Mea Culpa, I take it all back, I take it all back...
Walked out on the lake to look for a lens hood I lost yesterday and, thought H%$* no I wouldn't be out here flying today... 7 degrees with 15 mph wind. The ice sure was nice lookin' though... layers and layers of cracks and bubbles from the recent rain, thaw, freeze cycles.

Title: Re: Had to Post
Post by: trigger on January 20, 2013, 03:58 PM
If you want to meet at the beach I will be happy to fly with you!

14 degrees today and the wind looked perfect. unfortunately I had to work, rebuild moms snowblower and now i have to do a water pump on a buddies truck... 

my moms lake looks like it is finally freezing over... I CANT WAIT TO FLY OUT THERE!!!!  Then Todd, you can bring your power kites and your buggy out this way!  8 miles around the lake with an island in the middle...  we may need to try that out!!!!  ;D 8)